Since 2010, The Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs (TVL) has worked with over 40 start-ups in a wide range of industries. Our companies have raised over $49 million, with a median raise of $1.6 million. We've done especially well helping to advance capital-intensive companies in industries like life sciences and medical devices, but we've been equally successful with technology and mobile companies.
We've worked with over 140 graduate students from the McCombs School of Business, the School of Law, the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences. As many as two out of three students have gone on to either launch their own business, or join an existing start-up.
Join as a Start-up
The TVL Accelerator admits between 10 and 12 companies each semester. To apply, companies must have full-time management or management whose primary focus is their start-up, be in the process of or have already completed development of a prototype or product and have completed basic market research. Companies that are actively seeking funding, and those with some tie to the UT System are strongly preferred.
Benefits of participating in the TVL Accelerator include:
- Between 400 and 500 hours of student time a value of $50,000
- Hosting and cloud services worth $24,000
- The opportunity to present at Venture Expo
- Access to the TVL Alumni Network of successful entrepreneurs and former students
We are currently considering companies for the Fall of 2013. Applications are due no later than July 15, 2013.
Apply to be a TVL Partner Company
Join as a Graduate Student
Every semester we recruit 25-35 students from a pool of 50-70 applicants. If admitted to the program, you'll join a team of 4-6 students working closely with two start-ups to help make an immediate and direct impact on the company’s development.
You will focus on projects that include:
- Business Model assessment
- Market Validation
- Competitive Analysis
- Financial Analysis
- Funding Guidance
We are currently recruiting students for fall 2013. Your resume and cover letter are due no later than February 27, 2013.
Join the TVL Accelerator as a Student
Invest in Accelerator Companies
Whether you're an angel investor or institutional investor, we're happy to introduce you to any of our Accelerator's current or former companies. Please feel free to email us directly with questions.
Sponsorship and Media Inquiries
If you are interested in sponsoring the Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs, through the donation of either in-kind services or a gift, we would be happy to discuss our program in greater detail. Please email us to begin a conversation.
Media inquiries about any other aspect of the Texas Venture Labs may also be directed to us via email.
Sponsorship, Media, or General Inquiry